| Women's Ice hockey|
Former Head Coach
| February 26, 1967 (age 48)
Chelmsford, Massachusetts (1967-02-26) |
Connecticut Huskies women's ice hockey
Heather Linstad Wikipedia
Heather Linstad is the current head coach of the Connecticut Whale of the National Women's Hockey League (NWHL).
Linstad was the women's ice hockey coach at the University of Connecticut, coaching the Connecticut Huskies for thirteen seasons. She previously coached eight seasons at Northeastern. She also was a player at Providence. On February 13, 2010, Linstad obtained her 300th win as a head coach, with a 4–1 over the alma matter Friars.
In June 2011, Linstad was named the head coach of the United States U-18 women's ice hockey team. She held this position through the 2011–12 year. She has also won the ECAC Coach of the Year.
Linstad abruptly resigned from her coaching position on March 13, 2013 after two poor seasons.
On January 29, 2016, Lindstad was named as Head Coach of the Connecticut Whale of the National Women's Hockey League.
A lawsuit filed against the University of Connecticut alleges Linstad dismissed a female hockey player from the team for not being stable enough following an alleged on-campus sexual assault by a male hockey player in 2011.